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So Erin & Kyle are this awesome couple residing in Texas.  We met for the very first time on FaceTime.  Modern day tech still amazes me that you can actually meet face to face with a couple even though they are a thousand miles away…it’s so cool!  I knew right away that I wanted to work with them and was pretty excited that they felt the same way.

Fast forward to Summer, finally we get to meet in person!  They chose to do a first look – which is when the couple see’s each other prior to the ceremony.  This is such a great choice when you don’t want to have a big break between the ceremony and reception or even if you just want to get rid of the jitters before walking down the aisle.  Seeing each other in private is a sure thing and such a romantic moment.  So we met up with them at Lanterman’s Mill for the reveal and then took care of all of their bridal party formals before they even said “I do”!  Then we headed to St. James in Boardman Park.  I loved the “tying the knot” irish tradition that they added to their ceremony.

DJ Branden kept the party going at Avion and with such a great group, we ended up with a lot of fun dance shots!

Thank you, Erin & Kyle, again!  It was such an honor (and so much fun!) to be a part of your celebration!  🙂

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Ceremony | St. James Meeting Place

Reception | Avion on the Water

Entertainment | DJ Branden Morales

Florist | Andrea’s Florals in Canfield

Cake | Das Dutch Haus Bakery

Dress | The Winner

Suit | Men’s Wearhouse

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Grace & Joshua are high school sweethearts who can’t stop smiling at each other.  Angie & I had so much fun celebrating the day with them.  Their friends and family were awesome (one of the guys held an umbrella for me to keep my gear from getting wet…thank you!)  The details they had at The Davis Center in Millcreek were beautiful!  I loved the tea bar and the cookies…wow.  So many to choose from (Youngtown weddings are the best for cookie tables!)!  🙂

Check out some of my favorites from this sweet couple’s day!

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Wedding: St. Rose

Ceremony: Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Entertainment: Jimmy Naples

Dress: Jacqueline’s Bridal

Suit: Rondinelli

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Jessica & Jeff’s wedding earlier this year was perfect!  The weather, the bridal party, the day, and especially, the couple – from start to finish.  🙂  We started out that morning at the Salon at Creekside with Jess and her girls.  The girls were creating Bitmojis (this app is a must…lol) as they waited to get their hair/make-up done (by Sin Pretty Beauty) and were cracking us up.  A quick visit with Jeff and the guys and then we arrived at Jessica’s parents’ home where her dogs were all ready for their close-ups with their very own tuxes (too cute!).  Their wedding at St. Columba was beautiful.  This church is definitely one of my favorites.  What a gorgeous church to say I do in.

We had plenty of time for formals, which makes our day even more perfect.  So we visited The Butler, Youngstown Courthouse and the Cinderella Bridge before everyone danced the night away at Antone’s with The House Band.  I have to mention that her father’s speech was one of the sweetest, most heartfelt father of the bride speeches I’ve ever heard and pretty much brought everyone to tears.  I’m glad that Mike (Acclaim Productions – check out their video here) was there to capture that. <3

Jessica & Jeff – I’m so glad that you chose us to photograph your day.  I definitely feel like I’ve made some new friends along the way and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two!

Stay tuned for Jessica’s gorgeous Rock the Dress session in Pittsburgh!!  😉

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Danielle & Jeff’s gorgeous Youngstown, OH engagement at Mill Creek was so fun.  They are such a sweet couple and gorgeous!  I love Danielle’s style and pink pumps, especially!  We happened upon a rose that was perfect for the ring shot and after exploring the rose garden, we headed over to Lanterman’s Mill for a more casual look (Jeff’s favorite spot!).  I’m so excited for their upcoming wedding, which is only a few weeks away!!  Check out some of my favorites from their session and be sure to leave them some love below!

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Jeff’s sister, Jen Melia, is the owner of The Makeup Boutique in Boardman and was the MUA for Danielle that day!  Love!  🙂

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A few weeks ago, I had a chance to hang out with Christina & Drew to shoot their Youngstown, OH Engagement.  Christina brought lots of props to play with and an open mind.  Not only did we get some amazing images, but I had so much fun with them!  🙂  First off, Christina is hysterical.  I know this, because not long after the engagement – she was the maid of honor for another bride of mine and she was cracking me up all day long.  Drew?  Well, he is the perfect compliment to her and a true gentleman (making sure we didn’t fall on our way to the waterfall).  They are so sweet together!  So even though their wedding is almost to the day – a year away, I can’t wait!

Check out their session below and be sure to leave them some love in the comments!  🙂

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